Phuket in Thailand is one of the world’s hottest holiday destinations and for good reason. While you’re there why not check out some of the most iconic rooftop (and hillside) bars? We’ve selected our top 10 for your enjoyment.
Set in an historic Sino-Portuguese building, Quip Sky Bar is a perfect place to chill with a cold drink in Phuket Old Town. Renowned as the town’s first rooftop bar, the alfresco space is artsy and relaxed, with sweeping city views. Drink options include cocktails, wine, and beer. Diners who don’t want to drink on an empty stomach can sample the bar’s selection of unique lobster dishes. For a twist on the ubiquitous Pad Thai, try the bar’s lobster version.
The Hyatt Regency Phuket is an exclusive 5-star resort overlooking Rayee Beach. Head to the resort’s rooftop bar to lounge on comfy bean bags, sip delectable wines from the cellar and soak in the exquisite views, especially at sunset. A truly magical experience.
This popular laid-back hangout is a hot favourite. Tucked above Kata Noi in a thatch hut is After Beach Bar. What might not look like much is actually a great place to meet fellow travellers and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. After Beach Bar is an ideal choice for those who prefer a casual atmosphere and are travelling on a budget.
If you’re in search of a romantic sunset drink and meal, head to the Phuket Pavilions Resort 360° Bar. This exclusive hideaway comes with mouthwatering food, crisp wines and magical views – all the ingredients for a perfect night.
The KEE Sky Lounge is located on the 7th floor overlooking Patong beach, and extends over two fun-filled levels. This bar is a popular destination for sundowners and includes a circular bar, DJs and a comprehensive cocktail list. If you’re up for a party and want to join the Patong revellers, this is the place for you.
Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip
meet our Local Insider
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.
KEEN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD?
Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.